Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Conference Venues in Parramatta

Parramatta may not be seen as exotic or scenic destination, but western Sydney is called home by 1 in 10 Australians and the area has over 200 000 businesses, Parramatta is the centre of western Sydney so clearly we need to know a bit more about conference and meeting venues in the area.

Firstly, Parramatta is easy to get to, train from Central takes about 30 minutes and a Taxi from the city cost me about A$50. Parramatta is around 40 minutes drive from Sydney Airport or the CBD. Also, consider that there is a good chance that some of your delegates will live in the area. 

Mantra Parramatta - Conference Room
Conference Room - Mantra Parramatta
Mantra Parramatta has just undergone a big refurbishment, the accommodation is looking fresh and new - spacious rooms, flat screen TV's, comfy beds and work desks with power points - good stuff for business travellers and conference delegates. Mantra Parramatta is just a few minutes walk from Parramatta station public transport interchange and Westfield Shopping centre making it a very convenient location. 

The property also offers apartment style accommodation for long stay guests (if you have enquiries about long stay accommodation in Sydney visit these guys offer lots of experience, great service and great rates). 

The conference room at Mantra Parramatta does not offer natural light, so no need to close the curtains if you have data projector and powerpoint presentations, but the room is elegant and can seat 100 in a Cabaret setting. The meeting room can be split into 3 sections if you have smaller groups or need break-out sessions. Of course the catering at Mantra is always good - I love being invited to dine with these guys!

Rydges Parramatta Conference and Convention Venue
Rydges Parramatta - Hotel and Conference Venue
Rydges Parramatta is located opposite Rosehill Racecourse, so its a little out of the Parramatta town centre but there are plenty of reasons to hold your next conference at Rydges. The hotel has a ballroom that can seat 200 in a cabaret setting and can be broken down into 3 sections, the ballroom also has vehicle access and built in Data projectors and screens. Complimenting the ballroom and just 1 level up are a selection of boardrooms and small meeting rooms that are perfect for breakout or training sessions and smaller conferences. Rydges Parramatta has a selection of on-site dining venues, if you have delegates in conference for several days its great to mix it up a bit and give them some different dinner venues. One of the options is an on-site informal public sports bar that can host a wide variety of themed private functions but also gives delegates a place for a quiet drink where they can have punt or just sit back and watch the footy. Another popular feature of Rydges Parramatta is the free on-site parking.

The Sebel Parramatta - Ballroom Theatre Style
Ballroom - Sebel Parramatta
The Sebel Parramatta is located opposite Prince Alfred Park and The Riverside Theatre, and being on Church Street is just a few metres from Parramatta's restaurant strip. The Sebel Parramatta features the areas largest pillarless ballroom, capable of seating 500 delegates in a Theatre style setting, the venue also offers several smaller rooms that are good for break-outs etc. The Conference rooms at The Sebel Parramatta are set over 2 levels around a central atrium, catering can be provided in the same area, the floor space can be used for trade displays and can fit around 12 standard exhibition booths. The delegate accommodation is of a recognisable Sebel standard, well suited to business travellers offering cable TV, work desks, internet access.

In summary, Parramatta and western Sydney is a rapidly growing destination for conference and events, the variety of good quality meeting facilities and accommodation along with the convenient location is proving popular with conference organisers. Parramatta offers meeting planners some great value with prices much lower than venues of a similar quality in the CBD.

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